Another boring Freeloader question.

  • lardy 19 Nov 2002 16:11:07 52 posts
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    OK so you need a TV that works at 60hz - most do so that's not an issue. But is that enough or does it have to be NTSC capable - of which there aren't many as far as I know. Or have I got all the facts wrong? Then again this thing will never be released anyway so who cares!
  • AnotherMartin 19 Nov 2002 16:13:25 6,229 posts
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    You need a TV that is capable of displaying whatever the game is putting out, it's h/w independent.
  • ssuellid 19 Nov 2002 16:15:15 19,141 posts
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    According to Datel FAQ you just need a TV that supports 60hz. NTSC compatability is not required.
  • ssuellid 19 Nov 2002 16:20:17 19,141 posts
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    Yes, but I was trying to keep things simple.
  • eviltobz 19 Nov 2002 17:04:16 2,511 posts
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    My understanding of PAL and NTSC is that they deal with the colour signals, so with RGB it is definitely not an issue, this may be the same with S-Video, although I'm not prepared to put any money on that one, so Composite and RF signals are the key problem areas. Either way, I think pretty much all newish TVs will support NTSC as its cheaper for the manufacturers to make the one standard unit rather than different ones for each TV standard.
  • Pirotic Moderator 19 Nov 2002 17:15:54 20,642 posts
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    Freeloader isnt going to happen, but if it did - you only need a PAL60 TV, it doesn't have to support NTSC
  • Deleted user 19 November 2002 17:58:21
    Why are you so sure?
  • Khab 20 Nov 2002 03:18:47 6,583 posts
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    It's certainly looking less and less likely, isn't it? And Zelda not out 'til summer... *sigh*.
  • st3ph3n 20 Nov 2002 14:11:00 2,833 posts
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    And me sitting with two American 'cube games just waiting to be played. Luckily they were cheaply bought from costco in america, and not by me.
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    Presumably, if your TV works with the RGB cable, it'll work with NTSC games played via Freeloader. I'm basing this on the fact that my telly displays NTSC DVDs correctly via my region-free player only when displayed via the RGB cable.
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